Wiggle South
Downs Epic MTB

Sunday 4th June 2017

West Sussex

Wiggle South Downs Epic MTB

The Wiggle South Downs Epic stands out as one of our best mountain bike events in the calendar. At 40 miles, the Epic route of this ride is the longest, and its 3,218ft of elevation gain also makes for the most amount of climbing – with Standard and Short courses also ranking as relatively tough.

Don’t let this dissuade you though as the climbs give irresistible dropping descents in return, and the incredible views and scenic Sussex sights across the South Downs National Park are tricky to top.

Starting out from Fontwell Racecourse, this mid-season test should be the ultimate poser for any riders wishing to assess their skills and fitness on two wheels up against nature in this great adventure. You’ll head out past Slindon at the start of the day, on a gradient that is always rising for the first few miles, as the route takes in little-explored trails and woodland sections.

After Cocking, your persistence is rewarded as the terrain turns and points mostly downhill for the a considerable chunk of the ensuing anti-clockwise off-road loop around the Chichester district – one highlight being the fast drop just after Lambdown Hill.

A handful of other technical downhill sections will present themselves from there on towards the finish line, albeit matched by some leg pumping climbs as well.

You’ll enjoy stunning views over the south coast from the top of Kingley Vale and St Roches Hill while out on the course – and the rolling finish on the last few miles of bridleways and paths along the South Downs Way make this a must for any keen off-road rider.

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

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Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates
for this event are now online.
View yours by visiting
our by visiting our Results Page

Event Details

Event Date
Sunday 4th June 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
MTB
Venue
Fontwell Racecourse
Fontwell Ave
Fontwell
West Sussex
BN18 0SX
Registration Opens
7:30am
Start Time
8:00am - 9:30am

Event Includes

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities

Route Info

Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 39 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 8/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 29 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 6/10
Route: Short - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 17 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 4/10

Photos

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates
for this event are now online.
View yours by visiting
our by visiting our Results Page

Event Details

Event Date
Sunday 4th June 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
MTB
Venue
Fontwell Racecourse
Fontwell Ave
Fontwell
West Sussex
BN18 0SX
Registration Opens
7:30am
Start Time
8:00am - 9:30am

Event Includes

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + energy snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Event photography by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities
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